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WhIch company will take the coveted DLC Fighter #5?

  • Nintendo

    Votes: 12 9.1%
  • Capcom

    Votes: 26 19.7%
  • Sega

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • SNK

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bandai-Namco

    Votes: 30 22.7%
  • Microsoft

    Votes: 7 5.3%
  • Square-Enix

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Konami

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Koei Tecmo

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Arc System Works

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Level-5

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Bethesda

    Votes: 5 3.8%
  • Sony

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Marvelous

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Blizzard Activision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ubisoft

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Netherealm Studios

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • FromSoftware

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Grasshopper

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Valve

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Indie company

    Votes: 21 15.9%
  • Other (Feel free to specify)

    Votes: 6 4.5%
  • Waluigi

    Votes: 11 8.3%

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Saber is from the Fate series, she's pretty iconic in the anime scene but she actually originated as a game character, so she should be eligible for Smash.

Fate is definitely the biggest series in Japan that doesn't have a character yet, but I personally think it is unlikely that Fate will get a character due to the issues surrounding the larger series. It is possible though, and Fate is HUGE in Japan.
I know nothing of Fate, but I'd be fine with Saber.
 

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*whistling*

Any news yet? Heard that there was a thing with the Mii costume leak. Pretty suspicious as always.




That was literally my biggest "What?" when rumors of Ultimate DLC inbound. Same with Hayabusa, everyone latched onto them during leak seasons. Even if they were deconfirmed, they were potential locks due to the entire thing, but they never showed up in some people's radars before. That's pretty strange for a simple 4chan leaker to raise the hopes of the characters.



Every time I see those two I just clench my fist and punch a wall. I'm sorry if my reaction seemed offensive but...everyone's jumping to conclusions left and right. That isn't what a good fan should believe in honestly. If the leak were more reliable, say, Verge, then you go celebrate.

If you want a counterargument to my stance, what if Verge leaked Morrigan or something? Would I believe it right away? Not exactly. I would be surprised that the most credible leaker on the Smash community leaked my (former) most wanted (but still want nonetheless). But will believe it? I would not jump into 90% confirmations instantly. I would simply wait for the reveal, while I speculate.

I have faith in the higher-ups, and they have the word. So if Geno or Doomguy don't make it, don't blame me.
I’m not coming to conclusions, I’m only making speculation like the rest of us, but even if we did come to conclusions, that doesn’t really make us “Bad Fans”

Also, I still really think Doomslayer is happening, I’m sorry if some people don’t want him, but it’s just hard to deny all of this evidence, it’s less like Isaac 2.0, it’s more like Banjo 2.0
 

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I wanna be on that team, but when my most wanted character for the past decade is one of the potential characters...

I can't help but be biased. Cautious, for my own sake, but biased.
I mean, I definitely feel that. I've been pulling for Doom Slayer since the Switch release and for Geno since, ****, at least since I've joined the boards so 5 years.

It just ain't worth stressing yourself out over it, if they don't get in then you're prepared for it, if they ARE in? You're gonna lose your **** even more than you would have originally.
 

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On the topic of Fate, why not take a look at some of the music from the series and which ones it could bring into Smash?

Sword of Promised Victory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XlaPA-BEtI
Emiya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUs8FEsDUZ4
Cosmic Air - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YCso1BuiU8
A Legend Reborn(THIS ONE BETTER GET IN IF SABER GETS IN) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFrfI0AN6sU
A Legend Reborn(Grand Order ver.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwCJUkDRUOA
Point Zero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a24Z_qtons
Battle is to the Strong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dmrr3DxUK4
Army of the King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpsqeowx4fs
You are my King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0KnBHHOJ0k
Grand Battle Ver. 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vq8d1bwrYg
Grand Battle Epic of Remnant Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJqB8kzPi5k
Grand Battle Cosmos in the Lostbelt Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2tEuk_LaWw
Goddess of Rhongomyniad Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCiJGl9NOBQ
Childhood's End - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTFCE9_FGfs
Power to Unleash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5oRLWAeFzQ
Ground Tackle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnyHrNtvd0
Advent Beast 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orhPZvdcRTc
GudaGuda Final Honnoji Grand Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QH4I12nzPI
A Myth Attacking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07cljLPK51Y
Ushi Gozen Grand Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbGJMQMLDaQ
Emiya Epic of Remnant Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRdUmJ7tMVk
 
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I'm totally on board with a Doom Slayer reveal at TGA, and I bet they’ll couple it with a Doom Eternal trailer. Like they go through the trailer right and announce the release date. The screen fades to black and then fades back in with Doom Slayer knocked out in an unknown location. He awakens and wonders where he is and how he got here. The camera zooms out and it reveals the same landscape that's shown in the intro video of Smash, where Kirby was originally after Galeem absorbed all of the spirits (Battlefield) now replaced by Doom Slayer. A lone Master Hand roaming Battlefield surveying the area for more spirits sees Doom Slayer and attempts to take his spirit when the battle between the two begins which shows the splash screen for Doom Slayer!
 

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I mean, I definitely feel that. I've been pulling for Doom Slayer since the Switch release and for Geno since, ****, at least since I've joined the boards so 5 years.

It just ain't worth stressing yourself out over it, if they don't get in then you're prepared for it, if they ARE in? You're gonna lose your **** even more than you would have originally.
Oh yeah, for sure. I'm so happy we have who we have that I'll be more than fine either way. Richter was a character I never would have thought had a chance, since I'm not big on Simon but love Castlevania. Yet he made it. He would probably be my second top pick if I ever thought he had a chance. So I've got my fill, even if I might miss on my favorite dessert.
 

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On the topic of Fate, why not take a look at some of the music from the series and which ones it could bring into Smash?

Sword of Promised Victory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XlaPA-BEtI
Emiya - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUs8FEsDUZ4
Cosmic Air - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YCso1BuiU8
A Legend Reborn(THIS ONE BETTER GET IN IF SABER GETS IN) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFrfI0AN6sU
A Legend Reborn(Grand Order ver.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwCJUkDRUOA
Point Zero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a24Z_qtons
Battle is to the Strong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dmrr3DxUK4
Army of the King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpsqeowx4fs
You are my King - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0KnBHHOJ0k
Grand Battle Ver. 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vq8d1bwrYg
Grand Battle Epic of Remnant Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJqB8kzPi5k
Grand Battle Cosmos in the Lostbelt Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2tEuk_LaWw
Goddess of Rhongomyniad Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCiJGl9NOBQ
Childhood's End - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTFCE9_FGfs
Power to Unleash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5oRLWAeFzQ
Ground Tackle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnyHrNtvd0
Advent Beast 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orhPZvdcRTc
GudaGuda Final Honnoji Grand Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QH4I12nzPI
A Myth Attacking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07cljLPK51Y
Ushi Gozen Grand Battle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbGJMQMLDaQ
Emiya Epic of Remnant Ver. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRdUmJ7tMVk
No Mighty Wind? Tragic </3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaqW8Zt4o0g
 
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I'm totally on board with a Doom Slayer reveal at TGA, and I bet they’ll couple it with a Doom Eternal trailer. Like they go through the trailer right and announce the release date. The screen fades to black and then fades back in with Doom Slayer knocked out in an unknown location. He awakens and wonders where he is and how he got here. The camera zooms out and it reveals the same landscape that's shown in the intro video of Smash, where Kirby was originally after Galeem absorbed all of the spirits (Battlefield) now replaced by Doom Slayer. A lone Master Hand roaming Battlefield surveying the area for more spirits sees Doom Slayer and attempts to take his spirit when the battle between the two begins which shows the splash screen for Doom Slayer!
"So this is how my endgame ends in defeat.. with glorious applause."
 

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That was probably one of my least favorite episodes of classic Simpsons.


I'm totally on board with a Doom Slayer reveal at TGA, and I bet they’ll couple it with a Doom Eternal trailer. Like they go through the trailer right and announce the release date. The screen fades to black and then fades back in with Doom Slayer knocked out in an unknown location. He awakens and wonders where he is and how he got here. The camera zooms out and it reveals the same landscape that's shown in the intro video of Smash, where Kirby was originally after Galeem absorbed all of the spirits (Battlefield) now replaced by Doom Slayer. A lone Master Hand roaming Battlefield surveying the area for more spirits sees Doom Slayer and attempts to take his spirit when the battle between the two begins which shows the splash screen for Doom Slayer!
While I would much prefer Dragonborn, I have to say that's an epic idea for a reveal trailer! I love it when two trailers are tied together, kinda like what they did with Isabelle reveal/Tom Nook announcing New Horizons.
 
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My thoughts on Doom Slayer, copied from a DM I sent:

Doom Slayer has had a lot going for him besides the leak.
1. Bethesda has been butt buddies with Nintendo since the Switch launch.
2. Every DOOM game has been ported to Switch.
3. It is publicly known that Bethesda has talked to Nintendo about Smash Bros.
4. Reggie said that Nintendo has never been denied a character for Smash.
5. Doom Slayer is both a modern and legacy character. Though Master Chief is probably the most popular FPS character, Doom Slayer is the one that popularized the genre.
6. During one Sakurai interview, he mentioned game developers born in 1970, and the international one he named dropped was John Carmack, whom he referred to as "the father of FPS's".
7. Doom Slayer has been rumored A LOT, and often, when a rumor persists, there's something to it.
8. The leak.

So though I'm not saying it's guaranteed, I give Doom Slayer the same odds I gave Erdrick back when he was omnipresent in leaks, 90%.
 

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The Slayer's trailer has to be preset by I. Dogma and go straight into Rip & Tear though, if we're being honest. Dogma is THE PERFECT intro for the most bad ass character in history and then followed up by some face melting metal? Blend that with some amazing CGI for Dogma and intense gameplay for RIP & Tear and you got absolutely unmitigated cinematic perfection.
^exactly what needs to be done in terms of music for his trailer.
 

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The Slayer's trailer has to be preset by I. Dogma and go straight into Rip & Tear though, if we're being honest. Dogma is THE PERFECT intro for the most bad ass character in history and then followed up by some face melting metal? Blend that with some amazing CGI for Dogma and intense gameplay for RIP & Tear and you got absolutely unmitigated cinematic perfection.
^exactly what needs to be done in terms of music for his trailer.
This is a better version of I. Dogma though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrlZ1Yas8PA
 

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Also, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't it odd, assuming that Doom Slayer is Fighter 5 that two old prominent leaks were so close, being the 5chan leak and Google Leak?
Insiders have basically confirmed that Ryu Hayabusa is in in the future, and he was "leaked" really early on. So isn't it peculiar that 5chan may have mistook Steve, a Microsoft character, for Banjo, another Microsoft character? And even Vergeben was confident in Minecraft content early on.

It seems as if Nintendo has been developing DLC characters one at a time, so what if they intentionally changed the order to throw us all off?

Just a thought, and yes it's 4D chess, but it makes sense given the information insiders have given us.
 
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Also, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that isn't it odd, assuming that Doom Slayer is Fighter 5 that two old prominent leaks were so close, being the 5chan leak and Google Leak?
Insiders have basically confirmed that Ryu Hayabusa is in in the future, and he was "leaked" really early on. So isn't it peculiar that 5chan may have mistook Steve, a Microsoft character, for Banjo, another Microsoft character? And even Vergeben was confident in Minecraft content early on.

It seems as if Nintendo has been developing DLC characters one at a time, so what if they intentionally changed the order to throw us all off?

Just a thought, and yes it's 4D chess, but it makes sense given the information insiders have given us.
Minecraft would probably be post pass going by that logic.
 

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That was probably one of my least favorite episodes of classic Simpsons.
I'm sorry, what? You have a problem with the Stonecutter episode?

*adds name to list*

Guys, I found my old pre-Smash Wii U / 3DS roster. My how times have changed.
All I got is this one from the thread where we had to make a Smash roster with only 30 characters.
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Guys, I found my old pre-Smash Wii U / 3DS roster. My how times have changed.
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The left was the base roster; the right was DLC.
Wasn't I a dreamer?
On the one hand Isaac, Dixie, Tingle, and Impa. Win.

On the other hand, I find your lack of Banjo & Kazooie disturbing.

But we all make choices.

;)
 
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On the one hand Isaac, Dixie, Tingle, and Impa. Win.

On the other hand, I find your lack of Banjo & Kazooie disturbing.

But we all make choices.

;)
Keep in mind that this was when the only Third Parties we had were Snake and Sonic.
Banjo-Kazooie was my Fighter Ballot vote.
 
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Personally, I'm happy Terry dropped so we can look forward to a hopefully more hype character addition.
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I'm hoping the final character is something HUGE
Eh. If "Huge" is mainstream, current, triple-A game protagonist, I'd prefer we keep away from those entirely from now on.
Aside from getting Master Chief and getting months of "Is Halo coming to switch?", I don't think there'd be much meaningful conversation or expansion of fandoms provided by these types of character, TBH.

This gives me an idea. Since Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's complete Pokédex has been leaked, if you were forced to pull a Pokémon from the new games, which one would you pick, and why would it be Grooky's final evolution?
Hatterene
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If I'm stuck forcing in a shill pick, at least I'm throwing a waifumon into the game.

This whole talk on Fate and by extension, Visual Novels is making me think about potential Visual Novels that may even have a slight chance of getting into Smash. Fate is one of them, albeit unlikely. The other two I can think of as a slight possibility are Ace Attorney and Danganronpa.
Sakura Wars has VN elements, so let's just go with that.

Otherwise go off the wall and give me Angel Rabbie. Or Monika... >_>

Though I'd be amused if we somehow got like... Okabe from Steins;Gate.

Regarding Type-Moon: Saber Artoria is most likely, but extremely meh.
Just go back to the start and put in Arcade Bumstead if you need a face character.
In terms of unrealistic picks, I'd say Tamamo no Mae or Osakabehime, but the whole Mai thing happened, so now they're even more unrealistic. >_>

Regarding FPS games:
I would be very amused (and slightly more satisfied) if after all this time, we end up getting Duke Nukem.
 
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I'm just gonna wait till after Thanksgiving (or until something really interesting happens) before I start reading crap about FP5
I'm just gonna chill and watch anime. Better than ranting on the internet on why they would leave out females.

If anything,I might get some time to read DMs, but if anything interesting comes up, I need to be informed.
 
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Doom is to first person shooters as Dragon Quest is to JRPGs. Though I am not a big FPS fan, I won't deny Doom's immense legacy in shaping the western gaming industry. I am in on the Doom Slayer.
With all due respect, saying DOOM is the equivalent of DQ for FPS is flawed at best. DOOM was one of the pioneers of the FPS genre similar to DQ, but DQ managed to sustain its momentum to become the biggest JRPG in Japan, alongside with multiple spinoffs, successful media spin-offs (see the DQ manga) as well as a huge cultural impact into its home country. It's easy to tell that DQ got in on the basis of it being the biggest

DOOM on the other end petered out in the early 2000s and only had a resurgence in 2016, during which multiple FPS solidified their presence and have stayed there ever since,
Halo? Started in 2001 to great fanfare, became a juggernaut in the 2010s with multiple spinoffs as well as serving as the icon of Xbox. Even after its halycon days Halo 5 still performed better than DOOM 2016.
Counterstrike/TF dominated the PC scene and never let go, even today.
Then you have the newer FPS such as Overwatch (yes, it's still doing really well despite the ****storm Blizzard brought themselves in).
If you want to talk about Sakurai's preference, Half life is a possibility as well. It's the only FPS game he has personally praised, which is more than his one-off mention of John Carmack.

I like DOOM, the series deserved its return and his popularity among the smash crowd is definitely a big plus point. While he's a frontliner if we get a FPS rep, the lines aren't that clear cut as with DQ and JRPGs .
 
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